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obama held his first white house press conference since winning re-election. he took questions on topics including benghazi, petraeus resignation, fiscal cliff and climate change. we have it all covered in this hour, but first i'm kimberly guilfoyle with bob beckel, eric bolling, casey mcfarland and greg gutfeld. it's 5:00 in new york city. this is "the five." ♪ ♪ >> kimberly: president obama addressed reporters in the east room of the white house for the first time in eight months this atch. the president made news. but the most contentious moment came when she was asked about the qualification of susan race to be appointed to the head of the state department. you may remember that after the white house and intelligence officials knew the attack on the consulate in benghazi did not evolve from protest over anti-islamic video, she appeared on five sunday news showing blaming the video. the president appeared angry and channeled those who opposed her possible nomination to be the next secretary of state. >> let me say about susan rice. she has done exemplary work. she made an appearan
attack the harder it is to understand why the obama white house consistently pushed forward this idea that the demonstration was really responsible, and it was spontaneous and linked to this anti-islam video when that initial reporting clearly pointed to al qaeda and this group called ansar al-sharia. megyn: we have been talking how they went even farther and jay carney told us there was no evidence that this was preplanned. catherine, thanks so much. yesterday president obama testified his administration's handling of the consulate attack that killed four americans. take a listen to this exchange went president and ed henry. >> i wanted to ask about the families of these four americans killed. sean smith's father ray said he believes his son basically called 911 for help and didn't get it. and i know you said you grieve for these four americans. that it's being investigated. but the families have been waiting for two months. i would like to -- for you to address the families if you can. on 9/11 as commander in chief did you issue any orders to try to protect their lives? >> ed, you k
. governor bill richardson thank you for the time and insight? president obama tells the white house press corps and nation he hopes to begin his second term with a national conversation on climate change. as he tours damage from hurricane sandy, should that conversation start before inauguration day? we'll ask new york city deputy mayor howard wolfson, just ahead. >>> time for the "your business" entrepreneurs of the week. kathleen and susan are encouraging cuss plers to shop local. they created the monthly ladies night in the magnolia park area of burbank, california to boost sales by staying open late. support your local retailers november 24th for the third annual small business saturday. watch "your business" sunday at 7:30 on msnbc. ♪ [ male announcer ] you've reached the age where you don't back down from a challenge. this is the age of knowing how to make things happen. so, why let erectile dysfunction get in your way? talk to your doctor about viagra. 20 million men already have. ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take viagra if you take nitrates for
that the president would not be alerted to this fact? >> well, i can't speak for what is going on in the obama white house. bob mueller was my fbi director when i was the attorney general. i suspect at some point this summer bob mueller would have notified the attorney general. i have reason to believe general general petraeus is involved in an a extramarital relationship. now i would have taken that information, which i consider significant to the president quite frankly. i think the president would want to know that information. i think the president wants to know that the person who holds many of nation's secrets is engaged in conduct that reflects poor judgment. also, at the time, we now believe reporting is there was no breach of national security as a result of this relationship. i suspect in the summer we weren't really quite sure of that consequently it might be important for the president to know that in his conversations with david petraeus. for matters of national security i think this would be a reason why the president would want to know that the law enforcement community, that the fbi,
that president obama's performance among white voters in midwest states like ohio, like wisconsin, like iowa is completely different than it was nationally and substantially different in states measured by the exit poll. >> quickly, i have to get your comments on what's happening between senator john mccain and a few other senators and the president. john mccain was on the "today" show this morning. he was asked, mark, about susan rice and his already -- i guess he's saying he would stand in the way of her being secretary of state. he was asked about condoleezza rice and supporting her during obvious controversial times. let's play that. >> you said opponents of condoleezza rice were expressing sour grapes after an election loss. why is this different? >> because every intelligence agency in the world, including the british, believe that iraq had weapons of mass destruction. that was an entirely different situation. four americans died that didn't have to die. >> so, mark, the double-standard at least as some alleged here, senator mccain does not see it. >> this goes to the whole point that
. norah o'donnell is in new york. there is a lot to talk about after president obama's first white house news conference in eight months. it covered everything from the budget crisis to libya to the david petraeus scandal. >> the president himself said that so much has happened lately, people forget the election was just a week ago. nancy cordes covered the news conference. she is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie, norah and our viewers in the west. the president came to the white house, eager to push his message on the fiscal cliff but also was peppered about his handling of national security, foreign policy. one question in particular got a rise out of him about his u.n. ambassador, susan rice. in his first full press conference since march, president obama was asked about the criticism of u.s. ambassador susan rice, his likely choice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. >> besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> reporter: rice has come under fire from some republicans for initially stating in television interviews that the september at
and headache relief. >>> right now president obama she hadding back to the white house after touring portions of new york that were hardest-hit by superstorm standee nearly three weeks ago. more than 100 deaths are blamed, and millions lost power with tens of thousands still in the dark. the president met with first responders and families this afternoon flanked by new york governor andrew cuomo, the state's two senators and his secretaries of housing and homeland security. >> people still need emergency help. they still need heat. they still need power. they still need food. they still need shelters. kids are still trying to figure out where they're going to go to school. so there's a lot of short-term immediate stuff that has to be dealt with, and we are going to make sure that we stay here as long as people need that immediate help. that's fema's primary task. >> also on hand this time around was new york city mayor bloomberg who didn't give the president a photo-op last time in town but gave him a post-storm re-election endorsement citing obama's position on climate charge. just yesterday
, the president is on his way to areas hit hard by hurricane sandy more than two weeks ago. president obama took off from the white house within the past hour. he's headed to nye nearby's staten island where he'll meet with first responders. it's the second visit to the destruction zone. he visited with governor chris christie. >>> two power companies are under investigation for how they responded. they received subpoenas from the new york attorney general's office for how they restored power and communicated with customers. the storm left 2 million people in the dark for days. >> we have cloudy skies out there. does that mean rain for us, tom? >> does it? >> no, i don't think so. it's a dry, but cold pattern for the next several days. it's feeling like winter still, looking like autumn. individual trees are gorgeous. here is a japanese maple that is in full autumn color. here we are in mid november. a lot of trees wait until mid november to get peak color. it's a gorgeous tree sent in. you can see the photo that is come in that i post on twitter as well as facebook. follow and like as we look a
an opening statement, mr. obama immediately faced questions on how the petraeus scandal affected his white house. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i've seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: and the president refused to pass judgment on the investigation. >> i am withholding judgment on how the entire process surrounding general petraeus came up. >> reporter: the real fireworks came when the president was asked about negative comments from republican senators on the possibility that u.n. ambassador susan rice could become secretary of state. >> we'll do everything to block the nomination within our power as far as susan rice is concerned. >> i don't trust her -- and the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better, and if she didn't know better she shouldn't be the voice of america >> reporter: he referred to rice's appearance on "meet the press" days after the benghazi attack. >> but this is a spontaneous reaction to a video. >> reporter: today, the president was vis
on this administration. >> obama: she made the appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody they should go after me. i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi, and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she had received, and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> now where in there did he say "pick on" pop those were their words. >> stephanie: exactly. and by the way you know who is back to the administration is paul wolwitz. what everybody has said. there were fast-moving events from the middle east. they said this was the intelligence they had at the time. this is lindsay graham yesterday. >> this is about the role she played about four dead americans when it seems to me that the story coming out of the administration, and she's the point person is so disconnected to reality, i don't trust her. the reason why i don't trust her is b
together at the white house? well, kind of. president obama's hosting the screening of "lincoln" tonight and some historians aren't too thrilled about what's in that movie that's coming up next. >>> but first -- imagine being separated from your family for a year. for more than 100 soldiers from the d.c. national guard and army reserves, that's how long it's been since they have been home. and we were there for their reunion. >> aah! >> i'm happy. >> oh my god! >> all right. how you doing? >> hi. >> good to see you. welcome home. >> been in america again, it's like everything you always dreamed of. >> a bunch of mountains, a bunch of rocks. i'm happy to be back and see grass. >> welcome back, man. glad to see you, man. love you, boy. >> likewise. >> yeah. >> love you guys. >> carried this around me every day. she gave it to me to remind me of what i got back at home and make sure i get back safe. you know? >> welcome home! welcome home! >> thank you. >> hey, man. welcome home! >> welcome back 273rd. >> daddy loves you. >> yes. i love it. it feels good. it feels very good. to know that pe
: president obama walked into the east room of the white house for his first postelection news conference, tackling the major issues his administration will face in the weeks ahead. >> i'm open to compromise. and i'm open to new ideas. >> reporter: the president meets with congressional leaders tomorrow. both sides are expected to stake out their positions on the looming fiscal cliff, which would see automatic tax increases and budget cuts go into effect if there's no budget deal by year end. while both sides talk about compromise, president obama says any deal must not extend tax cuts for the wealthy. >> when it comes to the top 2%, what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it, which would cost close to $1 trillion. >> reporter: but house speaker john boehner made it clear, wealthiest americans should not see their taxes go up. >> i have outlined a framework how both parties can work together to avert the fiscal cliff without raising tax rates. >> reporter: for the first time, the president weighed in on the scandal that led to general petraeus' res
. president obama appeared before reporters at the white house on wednesday for his first news conference since winning his second term. he made some of his most extensive comments on climate change to date, acknowledging that his administration had fallen short in taking on global warming. >> we have not done as much as we need to. what i am going to be doing over the next several weeks it, next several months, is having a conversation with scientists, engineers, and elected officials to find out what more can we do to make short-term progress in reducing carbons, and then working through an education process that i think it is necessary, a conversation across the country, about what realistically can do long term. >> despite hard to take action on climate change, obama said he will not advance any environmental policy that override economic concerns. >> there is no doubt that for us to take on climate change and a serious way would involve making some tough political choices. understandably, i think the american people right now have been so focused and will continue to focus on our eco
through the hoops for obama for the president, his white house and political agenda like jeff immelt has but jeff knows where his bread is buttered and it is with government. connell: not much wall street unless you count tension -- charlie: even worse no small business. they were worried about it economy getting going. they should jobs overseas. who hires here at home? small-business. not one -- that was a shame. dagen: what about meeting? [talking over eaah other] charlie: we are short on time. think of what he did. met with union leaders and crony capitalists. when is his meeting with small businesses? hasn't been announced yet. hasn't been announced yet. dagen: it will. [talking over each other] dagen: thank you, all over. connell: let's check the markets. stocks every 15 minutes. nicole petallides on the bp story. nicole: taking a look at bp and a big pan out. bp is hanover $4 billion in penalties as they plead guilty to federal felony and misconduct, that was the worst offshore oil spill from texas across the gulf of mexico. oil spilling out for 87 days. there were deaths involved,
, thanks so much. >>> well, abe lincoln is returning to the white house tonight. steven spielberg and members of the cast of "lincoln" will be joining president obama for a screening of the film. lucky them. cast members expected to attend are daniel day-lewis, sally field and tommy lee jones. >>> all right. stephanie bon jovi, the 19-year-old daughter of singer jon bon jovi, was hospitalized and faces drug charges after a heroin overdose. the responding ambulance crew found bon jovi unresponsive in a dorm on her college campus. police later found heroin, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia in the room. that led to her arrest. >>> dave matthews band is the latest group to pledge aid to hurricane sandy victims. the band is going to be donating all sales from the november 30th concert to a hurricane relief fund. that's expected to bring in $1 million. way to go, dave. >>> and finally, "access hollywood" asked ben affleck, you know, 2002's sexiest man alive, if channing tatum is deserving of the title. check out what he had to say. >> i think he is and always has been. channing's a rea
. tomorrow president obama meets with congressional leaders at the white house to try to hammer out a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. today he's on the move to new york city and moving the needle among progressives. the commander in chief came off more commanding than ever, especially on the issues of taxes and entitlement cuts and earned raves in the process. >> what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folk who is don't need it, which would cost close to a trillion dollars. >> i saw a president with a heightened level of testosterone and maybe a precursor of what he's going to look like the in the next four years. a sort of definite, different kick to his step. a lot of that was missing in the first term, and i found that very interesting, his first public volley eight days later. >> he spoke quickly in that press conference. did you notice? it was the fastest i've ever heard him speak. >> so will the president's base be appeased by this throw down demeanor? or could he be be stonewalled into more compromise on the budget? live from the russell rotunda in washington, d.
, gifts to minorities were not the reason that president obama won the white state of new hampshire, the largely white state of iowa. it's not why he won the hometown of paul ryan, janesville, wisconsin. so there's just a factual issue. but third and biggest, and this is where you heard the louisiana governor, bobby jindal, installed yesterday as the chairman of the republican governors association. this is where you heard him coming in, that republicans say this is a just-doesn't-get-it moment for romney. it makes republicans think that the 47% comment was no slip of the tongue. at his press conference in las vegas yesterday, governor jindal, our reporter, says became visibly agitated about this and said these comments were absolutely wrong. and they come at a time when almost every other leading republican figure is saying the party really needs to look inside itself and change karl rove. in "the wall street journal" today, it's saying the republican party needs to reverse engineer what the obama campaign did in its turnout efforts. senator john cornyn of texas, the head of the se
, or the white house has got to help him with a way out. >> chuck, it's s.e. you heard obama, president obama, yesterday at his press conference talk about the mandate to raise taxes. he basically said that this is what people voted for, and more pem wa people wanted this than voted for me. do you expect that to be the new party mantra, this sort of you asked for it, as opposed to, we're doing this because we think it's good economic policy? because honestly, i've got to say, you asked for it, well, the people also want a balanced budget. they want tax reform. they want a lot of things that aren't probably going to happen any time soon. >> reporter: right. i think he thinks on this specific topic, it was something that was in the exit polls, so it's something tangible that he can latch on to. and the fact is, on the tax issue, raising taxes on those that make over $250,000 has had a majority support for a couple of years. >> yeah. >> reporter: ever since this conversation has started. i think it's really on the specific topic. you know, s.e., if you really wanted to get in that exit poll, it
to seat by your friend. >>> tomorrow "lincoln" hits area theaters and tonight president obama will host the cast and the crew for a special careening at the white house. the -- screening at the white house. the movie stars dan ohm day lewis and tommy lee jones. >>> listen to this ladies. peel magazine they have -- "people" magazine. they have crowned channing tatum this year's sexiest man alive. he is married and he's 32. and his wife also an actress. she said she's very proud of him. tatum starred in the movie "magic mike" and appears in an upcoming film called "foxcatcher." a lot of fans here in the studio. ♪ >>> ooh. all right. look at this. two of the biggest names in music, they joined forces for a concert prize. this was in -- surprise. this was in new york city. madonna teamed up with the korean pop star to do the "gangnam style." >> madison square garden. they performed his signature hit "gangnam style." and they danced along for everyone to enjoy. >> something really fun about "gangnam style." >> want the break out right now? >> no i do not. >>> maker of sweet treats like twi
barely . coming off some of the highs we saw earlier in the session. >>> president obama spoke out on a range of issues from the white house last night. cnbc's and i monday j cnbc's and i monday jab 12346789. >>> he talked about a range of issues. on the economy and the looming fight over the fiscal cliff, the president said that he would not necessarily be totally satisfied by simply limiting tax deductions. >> i'm not going to on extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it which would cost throw to a trillion dollars. it's difficult to see how you make that up trillion dollars if we're serious about deficit reduction just by closing loopholes and deductions. >> we saw a feisty barack obama here twice referencing his vehicle taker in the election saying the american people pretty much understood what they were getting with him. but the president did strike a reflective tone when he was asked about his relationships up on capitol hill. >> i think there's no doubt that i can always do better. and so i will, you know, examine ways that i can make sure to communicate my desir
it. yeah, we get it. followers. >> all right. abe livingon is returning to the white house tonight. speel stephenberg and the members of the cast of "lincoln" will be joining president obama for a screening of the film. cast members expected to attend are sally field and tommy lee jones. >>> stephanie bon jovi, the 19-year-old daughter of bonn john joefy was hospitalized and faces drug charges after a heroin overdose. they found bon jovi unresponsive in a dorm on her college campus. police later discovered heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the room. that led to her arrest. >>> dave matthews group is the late toast pledge aid. the band is donating all sales from the november 30 aj concert to a hurricane relief fund. they're expected to bring in $1 million. way to go, dave. >>> finally, access hollywood asked ben affleck, the 2002 sexiest man alive if channing tatum is deserving of the title. check out what he had to say. >> i think he is and always has been. channing is a really good guy. he's a very good guy. an extremely sexy man. i mean what else can you say? >> is and
returning to the white house later this afternoon. >> president obama is touring staten island following up to the cleanup and the efforts after hurricane sandy. mark, who is covering the white house, covers the white house and covering this event, tweets that during his visit to a shelter and assistance tents on staten island, president obama offers words of consolation to locals and thanks volunteers. we expect to hear some comments from president obama. we'll stay here live. we'll also let you know that we are expecting a news briefing coming up at about 2:00 p.m. eastern from the attorney general, eric holder. this is in relation to the settlement announced today b.p. oil's paying $4.5 billion fine, settlement, in the case for the gulf coast oil spill. that news conference is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. eastern. we hope to take you there live. >> as you can see in that mob of folks from staten island and reporters the president is actually in new york. he came up just a bit earlier today and started his afternoon in new york with a helicopter tour above some flooded and burned out sections
through this once before. ridiculous going through it again. >> the petitions to secede are on the white house "we the people" website. at last check. california had 11,000 petitions. according to the website, the obama administration said they will review and respond once it reaches 25,000. >> >> a sacramento family basks in the spotlight after welcoming their new tripletts and possibly breaking a new world record. > emotions running high for jason and brittany. she gave birth to triplett boys who weighed together a total of 20-pounds. they are submitting forms to the guinness book hoping their boys tip the scales towards a world record. >> >> a close eye on the hillside that was compromises by a mud slide. unusual steps residents are making to make sure their homes are protected if the hill gives way again. >> >> the arrest of the driver suspected in the hit and run that injured the man riding this mountain bike. . >>> good evening, >> the mud has been cleared out of the street, but residents in daily city are still keeping a watchful eye on the hillside that gave way when the water ma
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on time traffic. >> president obama says half of the looming fiscal cliff could be eliminated if congress extends all tax cuts of all-americans except the highest learners. more stand offs between the white house and leaders. they won't agree to higher tax rates. joining us now to see what's at stake, marty russo. always good to see you. and former republican robert walker now executive chairman. always good to see you as well. i know we were talking about the fiscal cliff but what's dominating the headlines is general patraeus. and all of the players in this. we've already been there. i want to talk about what's ahead with the hearings with regard to libya. he will testify. marty, let me start with you . your impressions leading up to all of this and now are we getting to the knitty gritty. >> what's happening is it's more important is what did he find out? that's critical for us to know exactly what happened. we still don't have all the facts about what exactly took place. we need to find that out. it's important to get it done. i'm glad to see he's coming back to testify. >> we're look
possibly being treasury secretary, but rather the czar of the fiscal botox. the white house is apparently wary of a guy who both sides seem to like. >> he will talk like this. liz: that's italian. >> no. [laughter] >> it's really not erskine bowles say nobody is the obama administration. the series here for a minute. if you're right about the physical if you have to worry about what the story means because erskine bowles is a guy that can get in the middle of republicans and democrats. republicans like and, clinton's former chief of staff. he has close ties. liz: a business guy. >> a business guy with close ties to a lot of republicans. he has support from democrats. a lifelong democrat. he is a guy that can bring both sides together, and the fact is, the obama administration is not just distancing themselves. they said, we don't want any part of you, at least right now. he is telling people he will be treasury secretary. no way. liz: he doesn't want to. >> that is where it is a little murky. they don't want him. they really don't want him. from what i understand, as of now it is jack los
when sandy made landfall in this very rare storm in new england. yesterday at the white house president obama was asked about federal response. and he was also asked about his goals for how to deal with climate change and energy. and he seemed to really downplay any expectations of sweeping energy and climate change legislation. saying instead that he was focusing first on the economy and creating jobs. >> i am a firm believer that climate change is real, that it has impacted -- as a consequence i think we have an obligation to future generations to do something about it. and understandably i think the american people right now have been so focused and will continue to be focused on our economy and jobs and growth that if the message is somehow we're going to ignore jobs and growth simply to address climate change, i don't think anybody's going to go for that. i won't go for that. >> reporter: now, wolf, president obama said that more needs to be done. but he says he wants to have a national conversation talking to scientists, elected officials, engineers. so keeping it very broad. not
public response. here's what president obama had to say. this is his press conference in the white house. >> let me say specifically about susan rice, she has done exemplary work. she has represented the united states and our interest in the united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. as i have said before, she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and besmirch her reputation is outrageous. host: president obama at a press conference. yesterday the ambassador he was talking about is susan rice, ambassador to the u.n. here's an image of her in the "washington times." and a quote from her. the best information and best assessment we have today is that in f
but not by raising taxes. >> here we go again. president obama addressed the crisis rather and other challenges he faces in his first post-victory news conference. abc's karen travers is joining us from washington with more. hi, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, paula. white house officials say they were expecting the president to get tough questions and yesterday he got them on a wide range of issues. in his first press conference in eight months, president obama said the american people knew what they were getting when they re-elected him. and his takeaway from last week's results -- >> i have got a mandate to help middle-class families. >> reporter: the fiscal cliff and mandatory spending cuts and tax increases is looming at the end of the year. >> i want a big deal. i want a comprehensive deal. >> reporter: the preside reiterated he is not backing down from the campaign pledge. >> a modest tax increase on the wealthy is not going to break their backs. they'll still be wealthy. >> reporter: congressional republicans say they're welling to compromise for a deal, but on that is
casiiosstarting in early spring. mitt romney claims to have figured out what cost him the white house. house.thh former repubbican presidential candidate thinks that president obama won re- promised so--alled "gifts" to miinrities aad young voters. the comments were made yysterday during a phone call with some of romney's top prrsiient's campaign focused contraceptives to woo young women... and amnesty for children of illegal immigraatt to push hispanicc to the pools. one offromney's biggest supporters, louuiiana governor bbbby jindal, quuckky shot down the idea. "i absolutely reeect that notion, that description. i think that's absolutely wrong. i don't think that represents where we're going as aaparty. that has got to be one of the most fundamental takeaways &pfrom this election." electioo."jindal went on to say for the g-o-p to be compeeitive in future &pplections... it muut go after quote... "100 percent of the votes, not 53 perccnt". referring to earlier this year... when romney wws caught on camerr saying that 47- percent offamericans were on the government. how many engaged cooples g
if president obama nominates him for any cabinet information will do nevering their hower to stop her which did not sit well with the president. >> she made an appearance at the request of a white house and she gave her best understanding of the intelligence provided to her. >> senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody they should go after me. >> senator mccain got called out by the president there but he fired back late last night. >> it is interesting for the president to say something that juvenile. i am not picking on any one. we just said four americans died. is that picking on anybody when you want to place responsibility and find out what happened so that we can make sure it doesn't happen again? >> secretary of state hillary clinton suggested she will step down. she decides susan right they want to hear more and more about. taking a look at who is talking and charles krauthammer responding to the president calling outlaw makers for criticizing ambassador rice. president obama said come out after me instead of the diplomat who probably claimed the 9-11 attack
is at the white house this morning. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. president obama thought he was going to be using his first post election press conference to make his case on the fiscal cliff and also to show a new reaching out to republicans. instead, he found himself on the receiving end of criticism from not one, but two former presidential rivals. >> good afternoon, everybody. >> reporter: at his first post election press conference, president obama reiterated his pledge to sit down with mitt romney, even offering him praise. >> there are certain aspects of governor romney's record and his ideas that i think could be very helpful. >> reporter: but while the president was paying him compliments, mitt romney was telling donors on a conference call a different story. romney said he was sorry we didn't win and he blamed his defeat on gifts the president had given to his most loyal voters, including african-americans, young voters, and hispanics. mr. romney said the president followed the old play book and with regards to the young people, for instance, a forgivene
: no offense. if you want the white house to bring you in, you have to, you know, simpson bowles was the emphasis of obama -- raising top rates. it is about bringing down rates. melissa: he pretended like it was a good idea. dissented he just threw it out there. it was an interesting intellectual idea. if the president was really worried about the fiscal cliff, which i think we will get it. that is my prediction. they are so far apart. they lose a lot if they do. we will hit that thing. the fact that you do not bring in bowles now, it seems that there is no compromise. six owns charlie gasparino, thank you so much civility i hope not. i think it would be a great story. lori: i think charlie should be the czar. i would buy popcorn and go sit there and watch. melissa: we would have to bleep the whole thing out. i think that would be the problem. there would be so much profanity. charlie: your kids could not watch. seems on they would have to put it on hbo or pay-per-view. lori: i love it. [talking over each other] president obama is promising compromise on fiscal cliff talk, but at
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